ERNEST BLACKSHER, 70, the son of the late Maudie Blacksher Lake, was a native of Detroit, Michigan. He was the first of three living children.
During his formative years, Ernest and his cousins were raised by their grandmother, the late Mother Mary Brown Blacksher of Lockett Memorial C.O.G.I.C. (Detroit, Michigan), the Family Matriarch. He had a very pleasant and fun-loving childhood, and was very easy-going to get along with.
Ernest attended the Detroit Public Schools. Shortly after completing his formal education, Ernest decided to join the Navy in 1942. He served his Country well during World War II and was honorably discharged after his tour of duty. He felt duty bound, so Ernest enlisted in the Naval Reserves. He was called back to full service during the Korean Conflict of the 1950's.
During his adult working life, Ernest worked for the United States Post Office, but retired from the Chrysler Motor Company in 1973 after 27 years of service.
For the past 20 years, Ernest has lived with a series of illnesses. But they did not quench his fervor and zest for life and living. Unfortunately, due to his declining health, Ernest has lived with his son Jay and daughter-in-law, Tonya since April 1989.
On Monday, December 12, 1994, Ernest departed this life of physical poin and misery while in route to Detroit Receiving Hospital. He leaves to mourn his passng and cherish his memory...one aunt: Ella Snow; two living children: Aloha James and Jay Blacksher and his wife Tonya; four grandchildren: Lamont James, Larry Davis Blacksher, Terrell Ballard and Delphian Mitchell; seven great-grandchildren; Justin Waters, Lamont Martin, Brittany Martin, Xavier Davis Blacksher, Cierra Lewis, Antonie Brown and Shalonte Hudgins; one sister: Jeanola Gwynn and her husbnd Leon; one brother: Derrick Lake and his wife Carol; a large host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends....
Service held Friday, December 16, 1994 12:00 Noon at the House Of God Church, 12700 Schaefer Road, Detroit, Michigan 48227, Elder Donnell A Foster, Sr., Elder W.R. Ginyard, Sr., Officiating Ministers.
Arrangements Enrusted To Penn Funeral Home, 3015 South Inkster Road, Inkster, Michigan 48141.
Interment, Detroit Memorial Park - West, 25200 Plymonth Road, Redford, Michigan.